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Friday, November 23, 2012
Playing-time analysis: Defense

By Rich Cimini

A breakdown of the defensive snaps (based on a total of 69):

DEFENSIVE LINE

Muhammad Wilkerson: 59 snaps/86 percent
Mike DeVito: 40 snaps/58 percent
Quinton Coples: 19 snaps/28 percent
Sione Po'uha: 15 snaps/22 percent
Kenrick Ellis: 12 snaps/17 percent

LINEBACKER

David Harris: 69 snaps/100 percent
Calvin Pace: 62 snaps/90 percent
DeMario Davis: 48 snaps/70 percent
Bryan Thomas: 47 snaps/68 percent
Garrett McIntyre: 19 snaps/28 percent
Ricky Sapp: 11 snaps/16 percent
Bart Scott: 11 snaps/16 percent

SECONDARY

Antonio Cromartie: 69 snaps/100 percent
Yeremiah Bell: 69 snaps/100 percent
LaRon Landry: 69 snaps/100 percent
Kyle Wilson: 67 snaps/97 percent
Eric Smith: 46 snaps/67 percent
Ellis Lankster: 28 snaps/41 percent

Analysis: Rex Ryan said Friday that Scott should’ve played more in the game. That would’ve been difficult because the Jets spent a lot of the game in the nickel and dime packages, and Scott no longer has a significant role in those personnel groupings ... The Patriots used a lot of three-receiver packages, which explains why the Jets used a lot of nickel and dime. They wanted their most athletic players on the field, yet it's curious why Coples didn’t see more action.